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  • Dawn Redwood for Sale

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Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Dawn Redwood Planting Mix

Helps your Dawn Redwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

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Fast Growing Tree for Wet Soil

- Thrives in Standing Water
- Year-Round Interest
- Multiple Options

Standing Water = No Problem
If you have some low areas that puddle after heavy rains - this is not a problem for our Dawn Redwood Tree. Most trees can't survive in this type of environment, but this tree loves it and soaks it all in to grow to amazing heights = up to 50 feet!  And it grows quickly...Up to 5 feet per year.

Amazing foliage and Color
The Dawn Redwood's beautiful, fern-like foliage develops in the spring, adding a perfect green color to your landscape that thrives through the summer season.  The majestic, fast-growing tree transitions in the fall, as if on queue to provide a gentle gold hue - the perfect homage to Autumn.

Numerous Valuable Qualities
This fast-growing Conifer is versatile. It takes a uniform pyramidal shape and can be planted as a shade tree to render relief from the hot summer sun. It makes an impression when planted as an ornamental tree - or in groupings. Landscape professionals often chose this tree for borders and property lines because when planted in rows - they provide an attractive privacy fence.

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Customer Reviews

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Dawn redwood
Came fast, taller than expected. We planted in pot for winter. Has held up well. We've watered it a lot but its also rained so it has been easy to care for.
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November 3, 2018
2 months ago
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Baby Dawn Redwood has some growing to do
We love Dawn Redwoods. The tiny little thing that arrived looks nothing like what we’ve seen, but we are hopeful that this one will take off and be an impressive specimen soon.
October 2, 2018
3 months ago
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New dawn redwood
Tree came quickly but was suffering a little bit upon arrival. We got it into the ground quickly and after 4 weeks it seems to be doing well. I am glad I got the replacement insurance Incase the tree doesn’t survive the winter, but they I am satisfied thus far
3-4 Foot Dawn Redwood.  Fayetteville, Arkansas.  August 2018
3-4 Foot Dawn Redwood. Fayetteville, Arkansas. August 2018
September 9, 2018
4 months ago
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Fast growing.
Growing fast like it said. Lots of soft light green needles. The real test will be how it does after the cold Minnesota winter.
September 8, 2018
4 months ago
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Dawn Redwood
Ordered 3 trees, 2 are looking good 3rd died. Will need to warranty. They sure dont look like the picture.
August 11, 2018
5 months ago
Dawn Redwoods
The dawn redwoods I ordered were larger than expected and in perfect shape. They are so lovely and bright green!
July 23, 2018
5 months ago
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Doing good
Well, the directions said is was ok in a very wet area, but] it was originally unhappy with the wet spring we had, basically under water. I dug around it to give it more drainage and it popped back into happiness. I'm sure after a year of rooting, the wetness will not be a problem next year.
June 25, 2018
7 months ago
Fabulous Dawn Redwood
I ordered this Dawn Redwood about 6 weeks ago. It arrived quickly and healthy, and grew immediately. Someday soon it will outgrow the porch, meantime it's very relaxing to sit by at the end of a hard day.
Beautiful Dawn Redwood arrived very healthy and started growing right away.
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June 13, 2018
7 months ago
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A baby of the real metasequoia Dawn Redwood.
Great little specimen. My grandfather, Frank Bailey of Munnysunk in Locust Valley cultivated the seeds brought over from China years ago . There is a wonderful article about the metasequoia Dawn Redwoods that he grew. A few years back he had the largest one in the world. Do not know if still true. I have a baby from the original but it does not look like the above picture. The small inserts of the trunk and branches are correct but not the above. Mine that I bought from you is thriving so far.
June 8, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Quickly
When the tree arrived, it was leafless. Two weeks after planting tiny buds appeared and as the weather warmed they grew quickly. Tree was hardy and easy to plant.
June 4, 2018
8 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Dawn Redwood

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Dawn Redwood.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Dawn Redwood gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Dawn Redwood again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Love this tree
karl m on Aug 11, 2018
Looking for a lasting memorial to my dad. You had the tree in stock and ready to ship, thank you!
Dale R on Jul 6, 2018
Love this tree
karl m on Aug 11, 2018
Looking for a redwoid capable of growing in our hardiness zone as part of an oriental garden we’re developing.
William B on Aug 4, 2018
Looking for a lasting memorial to my dad. You had the tree in stock and ready to ship, thank you!
Dale R on Jul 6, 2018
we have one now just love it
Carla A on May 21, 2018
Ive always been fond of redwoods, but my local Idaho nurseries simply don't carry them.
Mark S on May 7, 2018
Fast growing
Stacie E on Apr 29, 2018
Fast growth. Tolerant to many soil and water conditions.
Tanya S on Apr 28, 2018
Fast growing to be used in the middle of the front yard where there are no other shrubs.
Jacksie C on Apr 24, 2018
Several examples in our area, to include Marjorie Merryweather Post's estate, Hillwood.
Richard B on Apr 16, 2018
Grows high
Dominic A on Apr 9, 2018
fast growing and height
Michael S on Mar 30, 2018
I needed a fast growing privacy tree to go in a very wet area of my yard.
Andrew H on Mar 28, 2018
Fast growing rate
George A on Mar 17, 2018
have a space in the back of my yard and I like redwoods
eric s on Nov 6, 2017
Something different.
Ted K on Apr 12, 2017
I needed something that will grow in clay and heavy watered areas
Kyle S on Mar 22, 2017
Our backyard drains poorly so hopefully this tree will thrive and give us some needed screening.
Roger J on Mar 19, 2017
I picked these because of the shape, cost, and they fact they are a redwood species that supposedly can grow in indiana. We will see.
Darrell G on Mar 13, 2017
I need a fast growing tree that can add to a windbreak and a tree that will last many years
Richard S on Mar 13, 2017
Chose this tree as s fun specimen tree for the northeast.
David J. H on Mar 4, 2017
Needed privacy from neighbors in Zone 4
Lori S on Feb 18, 2017
When I went to Muir Woods, I jokingly said I'd like to have a couple of these for the back yard. Then someone told me there was a gigantic redwood that would survive the Midwest winters. So I googled it, and the rest is history.
Bruce B on Jan 28, 2017
magnificent huge tree which can grow in standing water
kevin h on Nov 7, 2016
I have a large corner lot on a heavy traffic road in a rural area. Trying to create a sound barrier.
Puddin Tain on Oct 18, 2016
To compliment my Green Giant and Cedar Deodar trees
Phil H on Sep 7, 2016
The feathery leaves, height potential and shape that requires no maintenance.
Samantha S on Mar 9, 2016
I needed a large evergreen for privacy.
tammy k on Mar 7, 2016
I have a couple more of these trees growing and doing well.
scott g on Mar 5, 2016
Because what's not to love about a towering, majestic redwood tree?!
Jason S on Jan 29, 2016
Cool tree, want to see how it grows in my area
Cheryl P on Jan 17, 2016
Looking for a redwoid capable of growing in our hardiness zone as part of an oriental garden we’re developing.
William B on Aug 4, 2018
we have one now just love it
Carla A on May 21, 2018
How far apart should I plant dawn redwoods.?
Barbara V on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can space these about 10-15 ft apart.
Are there any cons to this tree?
Ken M on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I love my Dawn Redwood. It is about 25 years old now and has a huge trunk, but the tree slopes up like a pyramid, so the top of the tree trunk is much smaller than the part near the ground. The trunk bark undulates and peels and looks beautiful. The trunk iis very thick near the ground and I can't reach around it. Wish I could show you a picture of my beautiful tree! I also knew about the story that they were thought extinct, and I talked with some tree guys who were at my house to work on two different trees in my yard. The took pictures of the Dawn Redwood and marveled that they had never seen this tree before in 20 years in the tree business! I am in the Pacific NW, and love that the needles drop in the winter to allow the sun to shine on my house. The needles break down and disappear in the spring. Then nice shade in the summer. The needles look very fern-like and lovely! If I ever had to move I would absolutely plant as many of these as I could fit into a yard!
Is this an evergreen?
Gina G on Sep 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Nope. Unlike all of its redwood brothers, it's deciduous, so it looses it's leaves. A beautiful tree though.
What time of year should these trees be planted?
J C John on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought and planted mine in the spring of 2015. It was still dormant and had not leafed out. It is doing very well, but I watered it diligently. I am sure that the fall would be the ideal time, just make sure you keep it watered so the roots do not dry out, even while it is dormant. It is a beautiful tree!
how often should I water the dawn redwood, we don't get a lot of rain?
Richard S on May 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Until the redwood is effectively established,that is, not sensitive to low amounts of water, it needs a thorough watering every week. After this one could grown a dawn redwood in a desert landscape.
Could this tree keep its needles ( and privacy screening ) during winter in our mild - Southern Oregon Coast? Sunset Zone - 17 National zone 9
Julie C on Oct 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No - they will drop. Go to dawnredwood dot org .
Would this tree live in Charleston South Carolina?
Toni B on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello, for starters, I live in central Texas. I started a dawn redwood 2 1/2 yrs ago. It is in a large clay pot waiting to permanent transplant in back yard. The tree is now roughly 9 ft. tall. It is protected from freeze and very hot temps. The last 2+ yrs have been a wonderful experience, and even if the transplant fails it has been well worth the experience. I think that if you take the time to nurture and learn about its growth you can have a great experience in Charleston. It's well worth the attempt.
Will the Dawn Redwood grow in Florida?
Buckeroo on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will do wel,l if not much better, in wetter and warmer locations. Wonderful tree. Fast growth.
I live in MN Zone 4. Which is dry in the summer. My yard is made up of mostly field so its pretty sandy unless you dig about foot down and will have better clay. Would this dawn redwood tree work?
cristy K on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The USDA zone range is 5-8. In zone 4 you may be too cold or not have enough sun hours. If you know someone is growing them in your area, they will grow there. Our state has soil sample kits at the library and we send the soil to Virginia Tech and they tell us what to add to the soil. I would check with your county extension agent. I don't mean to give a non answer, but I am learning to utilize all the tools availabe and thought it might help you too.
Will a dawn redwood soak up much water from a cosistently wet area of my yard? Not surface water, but consistently wet soil.
Joe E on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Maybe as the tree matures, but it would thrive there..Mine is only two years old now, planted in a run off area bottom of slope, and doing fine. It's a gorgeous tree all year round.
Can you grow a redwood tree in Montana, CA?
Lisa D on Jun 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have planted several Dawn redwood trees by my farm pond in middle Tennessee, where it is a hot/humid climate. They are much like the Bald Cypress trees here, and are doing very well. According to the USDA hardiness zones: "You can plant these Dawn redwoods in Zones 4-8, though it may have a harder time in the colder areas."
Given that the vast majority of Montana falls into zones 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, with a small section in the northwest region falling into a 6a zone, planting your trees in a survivable climate would depend upon your specific location in Montana. You can find this information by searching Hardiness Zones for Montana.
They will be a beautiful gift for you and future generations!
How close can I plant this tree to my deck?
Christie W on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I depends on if you want foliage over the deck surface. This is a big tree once fully matured. The tree specs are on the website. That should help you figure it out based on if you want shade or not.
Will this tree invade sewer pipes ?
Feces on Aug 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If your sewer pipes are clay, then potentially. Afterall, leaky sewer pipes make for very rich soil and plants will want to maximize their efforts in that kind of soil. I wouldn't plant any tree or other deep root system plant over old, clay pipes. If they are cast iron, you should be fine.
How far apart do you plant these trees to use for privacy?
John F on Aug 4, 2017
we have problems with Deer eating small trees. Are these deer resistant?
kent b on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are not 100% deer resistant as nothing is. These do occasionally get eaten by deer.
Can you ship to arrive after Sep 22?
Dorothy M on Aug 26, 2018

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